Just bought another HD DVD player that I can use in my shop on my 37" Olevia LCD and now my wife tells me she wants to keep the HD DVDs here in the house. She says she doesn’t think I’m careful enough in my shop and doesn’t want saw dust and such to get on the disks, which is entirely reasonable.
So far I have around 12 HD DVDs and would like to copy the movies to DVD-5 for playing on my new Toshiba A2 in the shop. From what I hear, as long as the content is high enough bitrate and is using the right compression of VC-1 or AVC, you can get approx. 90-100minutes of hidef content onto a DVD-5. Of course this won’t be enough for some movies, Transformers comes to mind, but it would be nice for the occastional HDDVD movie.
Here is what I expect I must do. I use my Xbox 360 HD DVD drive to rip the movie using AnyDVD HD to remove the copy protection, I use another software to rip the movie only from the image (no extras/bonus features), I recompress (reencode?) to fit onto a 4.7gig DVDr… then I burn using the proper file structure and bitwriting DVD burner?
Can anyone point me a guide on doing this? I mean, I own the movies, I just don’t want to have to run the the house everytime I want to watch The Matrix or 300.
PS: Seems to me I could save a bunch of space if I compressed the movies down to 1280x720 from their native 1920x1080? Maybe fit more than 2hrs of Hidef content onto a DVDr?